Broiled Brown Sugar Banana Pancakes

Broiled Brown Sugar Banana Pancakes

This Saturday I was in the mood for making a nice new breakfast recipe, and found an amazing recipe for Broiled Brown Sugar Bananas in the Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Meals cookbook. I decided to try it, but rather than just making them on their own, I chose to pair it with some homemade pancakes. The result was an amazingly tasty, warm, and comforting breakfast that I’ll gladly make again. So if you’re in the mood for a new twist on boring old pancakes, give this a try — it’s super easy, and is sure to please your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/4 c. low-fat milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  • Pancake batter:
    1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl.
    2. Make a well in the center and pour in milk, egg whites, and melted butter, and mix until smooth.
  • Broiled bananas:
    1. Slice each banana lengthwise with the peel still on, leaving about 1″ uncut on each end, and not slicing all the way through the banana.
    2. Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together, and spoon into the cut of each banana.
    3. Place the bananas in the oven and broil on high for approximately 5 minutes.
    4. Remove from the oven, remove the peel, and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat a lightly-oiled griddle or electric skillet over medium-high heat (375° F). Using approximately 1/4 c. of the pancake mix for each pancake, pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle. Brown on both sides (1-2 minutes per side).
  • Serve the pancakes hot, topped with some of the sliced bananas and warm maple syrup.

Notes

Really the only thing to call out for this recipe is to make sure you don’t overdo broiling the banana. Other than that, it’s a simple recipe that is a lot quicker to make than you’d probably imagine. And you can make any sort of pancakes you want, be it from a pre-fab boxed mix or homemade like listed above. It’s flexible and totally up to you. One thing is for sure though — whatever way you make it, these bad boys are hands-down delicious.

Bon Appétit!

 

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